The AI Club at VCU advocates for and champions students to practice ethical decision-making in the development of artificial intelligence, fostering a creative community at the intersection of technology and breakthroughs. Through engaging discussions, hands-on projects, and interdisciplinary collaboration, members tackle ethical and societal impacts of AI, aiming to enhance humanity's transition into a symbiotic AI future. Offering workshops, expert talks, and practical applications, the club is a hub for those ready to shape the future with AI, emphasizing ethical frameworks and real-world solutions.
Faculty Sponsor: Milos Manic, Ph.D.
President: Zachariah McDonough
Vice President: Aaron Shah
Secretary: Diya Ram Mohan
Treasurer: Daniel Gubay
Discord Link: https://discord.gg/XJKTGWmbjH
Competitive Coding Club - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - Student Chapter
CCC meets weekly to practice for the International Collegiate Programming Competition, held every fall (or spring since 2020). Students tackle programming problems from a variety of sources, including past competitions and through HackerRank and Kattis. These problems are great preparation for technical interviews. Past members have gone on to work at top companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google.
Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/DfPv3z9yRa
Meets in East Hall, Room E4221 at 1pm on Fridays (and on Zoom)
Faculty adviser: Thang N. Dinh
Cybersecurity Club at VCU
Cybersecurity Club at VCU works to engage students in information security programs and prepare them for the information security field. We involve students in exercises, training, and participation with faculty, industry professionals, and staff to learn more about attack and defense strategies in the Information Security field. We provide students with an opportunity to get hands-on experience and compete in cybersecurity competitions to enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Meets from 4:30–5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Engineering East Hall, Room E4229
Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/dyPU3DWrq5
Contact us: email@example.com
Faculty adviser: Irfan Ahmet
Dive into the world of data science with The Data Science Club, where we gather weekly to explore the intricacies of this dynamic field. Whether you're a coding pro or just getting started, our meetings provide a space to tackle real-world data challenges and delve into machine learning concepts. We draw inspiration from various sources, including industry problems and coding platforms like Kaggle. These sessions are not just about learning but also about practical preparation for technical interviews. Join our laid-back hybrid meetings at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in Engineering East, Room 4229 – and let's navigate the world of data science together.
Faculty advisers: John Leonard, Bridget McInnes
LUGVCU: Linux Users Group at VCU
The Linux Users Group is dedicated to promoting free software and open source applications such as GNU/Linux. We enjoy helping students and the VCU community better understand the benefits of free and open software. The group is also dedicated to introducing new people to these programs and helping them begin using Linux and other open source projects. Join our https://discord.gg/BGTEajtGSS (Discord) and https://lists.vcu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=VCU-LUG-FORUM&A=1 (mailing list) for more information.
Hybrid meetings at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in Engineering East Hall, Room E4229
Faculty adviser: Carslile Childress
RamDev: Software Development at VCU
RamDev hosts weekly tech talks by students, faculty, and companies on a variety of computer science topics. We help students learn skills to work on projects beyond the classroom, and we offer a place to socialize. RamDev also helps students attend hackathons! Join our discord and Rams Connect for more information
Faculty adviser: Claire Sparks
WebRams: Website Development at VCU
At WebRams, we are dedicated to learning web development at a professional level. Anyone interested in web development and design outside the classroom is welcome to join the club. We will be working and learning together with other students and some companies. We arrange workshops, professional events, practice sessions, and more. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty adviser: Caroline Budwell
WiCyS – Women in CyberSecurity
The VCU Women in Cyber Security Chapter’s main goals are to gather a community of students interested in learning more about cyber security and to offer support for women in the field. The club will help students to network with other students and industry leaders while also providing possible mentorship, support and learning opportunities. We are focused on the advancement of women in the cyber security field, however anyone is welcome and encouraged to join. Along with regular chapter meetings, members will have access to the resources and events of WiCyS such as internships, scholarships, REU’s and conferences. We aim to create a safe space for women and others to gather to have fun and learn about cyber security.
Faculty adviser: Debra Duke